not turn a hair


not turn a hair
(not) turn a hair to not show any emotion when you are told something bad or when something bad happens.

I was expecting her to be furious but she didn't turn a hair.


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  • not turn a hair — 1. (of a horse) to show no sweat 2. Not to be ruffled or disturbed • • • Main Entry: ↑hair not turn a hair To be quite undisturbed or unaffected • • • Main Entry: ↑turn * * * not turn a hair phrase …   Useful english dictionary

  • not turn a hair — ► not turn a hair remain apparently unmoved. Main Entry: ↑hair …   English terms dictionary

  • (not) turn a hair —    If someone does not turn a hair, they show no emotion in circumstances where a reaction is expected.     When the police came to arrest him, he didn t turn a hair …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not turn a hair — remain apparently unmoved. → hair …   English new terms dictionary

  • not turn a hair — to not seem at all surprised or shocked …   English dictionary

  • turn a hair — (not) turn a hair to not show any emotion when you are told something bad or when something bad happens. I was expecting her to be furious but she didn t turn a hair …   New idioms dictionary

  • turn a hair — phrasal to give a sign of distress or disturbance < did not turn a hair when told of the savage murder Times Literary Supplement > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • not to turn a hair — • not to turn a hair • not to bat an eyelash (from Idioms in Speech) to show no sings of any feeling, worry or anxiety Ah! he said. What do you think of her? Fascinating! I ll tell her that, she won t turn a hair. The earth s most matter of fact… …   Idioms and examples

  • hair — W1S1 [heə US her] n [: Old English; Origin: hAr] 1.) [U] the mass of things like fine threads that grows on your head ▪ She put on her lipstick and brushed her hair . ▪ I must get my hair cut it s getting very long. ▪ You ve had your hair done… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hair — ► NOUN 1) any of the fine thread like strands growing from the skin of mammals and other animals, or from the epidermis of a plant. 2) strands of hair collectively, especially on a person s head. 3) a very small quantity or extent. ● hair of the… …   English terms dictionary